Marissa C. Serafino

Senior Public Affairs Advisor
Marissa C. Serafino

Overview

Marissa Serafino is a senior public affairs advisor in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and member of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group. Ms. Serafino focuses on the critical intersection of law and policy on privacy and cybersecurity matters, political law and compliance, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the environment. Clients, including corporations, coalitions, trade associations and local governments, look to Ms. Serafino for the development and execution of legislative and regulatory strategies to advance their short- and long-term objectives.

Whether representing clients in meetings on Capitol Hill, before the executive branch or helping them to frame their priority proposals, Ms. Serafino's deep knowledge of the federal policy process and her message-sharpening skills have helped clients shape outcomes and achieve success. Her recent accomplishments include assisting in the development of privacy policies in accordance with federal and state laws, as well as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Separately, Ms. Serafino provides political law compliance services to politically active corporations and high-net-worth individuals, including vetting of political contribution plans related to applicable state and federal limits, pay-to-play compliance and lobbying laws.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Serafino counseled and coordinated legislative efforts for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) on energy and environmental policy matters and funding issues. Working with multiple stakeholders at the local, state and federal level, Ms. Serafino had a daily hand in crafting legislation, securing input from external organizations and building coalitions to bolster support for specific goals. In addition, Ms. Serafino served as the primary liaison between the senator and the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and spearheaded countless efforts to further the senator's priorities on behalf of issues vital to her constituents.

Credentials

Education
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • Saint Anselm College, B.A., International Relations
Memberships
  • 131 & Counting, 2019
  • Electing a Democratic Generation (EDGE), 2018-2019
Honors & Awards
  • Bryce Harlow Foundation, Fellow, 2016, 2017

Publications

Speaking Engagements